my husband is disabled and receives benefits, I work but I am 55 years old, I am a cancer survivor and I have to work double taking care of my husband after a hard day’s work and sometimes I can’t go to work to take care of him. Can I apply for help and I will only work half a day. Thank you for your attention. He has had three heart attacks. He has a defibrillator and a pacemaker. My husband’s heart works at 15 percent and there are days when he doesn’t want to move and we have to take care of him completely in advance. I thank you. if you can help me with an answer

A) Yes, you may be eligible for help to work half a day in Florida. There are a few programs that you can apply for, including:

  • Family Caregivers Support Program: This program provides financial assistance and support services to family caregivers of adults with disabilities. You may be eligible for this program if you are the primary caregiver for your husband and you are working or looking for work.
  • Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Waiver: This program provides a variety of services to help people with disabilities live independently in their homes. These services can include personal care, homemaking, and transportation. You may be eligible for this program if your husband’s income and assets are below certain limits.
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF): This program provides cash assistance to low-income families with children. You may be eligible for this program if you are working and your income is below certain limits.

To apply for these programs, you can contact your local Department of Children and Families (DCF). You can find the contact information for your local DCF office on the DCF website.

In addition to these programs, there are also a number of private organizations that offer assistance to family caregivers. You can find a list of these organizations on the National Family Caregivers Association website.

I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know if you have any other questions.

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